Advisory Details

April 20th, 2020

Oracle VirtualBox xHCI Heap-based Buffer Overflow Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-20-550
ZDI-CAN-10096

CVE ID CVE-2020-2701
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS Oracle
AFFECTED PRODUCTS VirtualBox
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Oracle VirtualBox. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute high-privileged code on the target guest system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the xHCI component. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a write past the end of an allocated buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute code in the context of the hypervisor.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpujan2020.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2020-02-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2020-04-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Reno Robert
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